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This section inventories water-related fiction movies from different continents, without specific assessment of their academic relevance. A short description will be added for each film. Suggestions welcome.



Chinatown (1974)
The film was inspired by the California Water Wars, by which Los Angeles interests secured water rights in the Owens Valley (Wikipedia)(Trailer)

Erin Erin Brockovich (2000)


The Milagro beanfield war (1988)

 pecos King of the pecos

civilaction  A Civil Action (1998). John Travolta plays a lawyer who agrees to represent the families of children who died from leukemia after two large corporations dumped toxic chemicals into the water supply of Woburn, Massachusetts. Based on a true story.  water  Water (1985): A tiny poor Caribbean island (the island’s governor is played by Michael Caine) is completely forgotten by its British colonial masters, until an oil well strikes mineral water. Suddenly, the British, French, Americans, Cubans, and an incompetent local rebel are struggling for control.
 wild  Wild River (1960): The drama about TVA dams and progress and the destruction of societies, communities and traditional ways of living. With Montgomery Cliff, Lee Remick. Directed by Eli Kazan.  tambien la lluvia Tambien la lluvia

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 abba  Well Done Abba (2009): The film tells the story of Armaan Ali, who takes a leave from work to build a well in his backyard to make life easier for his daughter and relatives, only to get trapped in a world of government corruption, bribes, and scandal. paani